Daniel Pedersen in Mae Sot, Thailand. Courier Mail

ISLAMIC fundamentalists have offered weapons to Burma’s opposition groups with which to fight the ruling military junta. And the resistance groups - which feel they have been left high and dry by the international community - are seriously considering the offer. Former students, who were forced to flee Rangoon after pro-democracy protests in 1988 were violently put down, are said to be discussing the offer in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. They know accepting arms from a group linked to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq could polarise the West against them and damage their revolution. But there are no other offers of weapons to fight the military regime, which is officially known as the State Peace Development Council. Members of the resistance inside Burma want guns and don’t care where they come from. Read more here